HOLY Cross College in Bury has applied for permission to build an extension which would create six new classrooms.

The plans include the creation of a three-storey extension to the college’s Mary Kelly building, providing six new teaching spaces, four office areas, and a study and learning space for students, which will be built on the site of a car park.

The work will also include a link corridor between the Mary Kelly and Marie Therese buildings, which will contain one of the classrooms.

Planning documents stated that the work, on the corner of Manchester Road and Wellington Road, will create more IT facilities on the first floor, as well as increased library and study facilities on the second floor.

The extension on the car park would mean 13 parking spaces would be lost, but these would be offset by the removal of metal containers which are currently taking up parking spaces.

The college reported that two new staff will be taken on as a result of the expansion, and that pupil intake will increase by 50.

The deadline for submissions to the plans is June 25, and the council hopes to make a decision by August 29.